13 Chemistry

13CHE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Rainey

This course builds on the content of the Level 2 chemistry course and includes all the chemistry concepts required for tertiary study.

Objectives:

  • To investigate and consider chemical and physical properties of groups of substances.
  • To relate properties of matter to structure and bonding.
  • To understand and use fundamental concepts in chemistry.
  • Apply knowledge of chemistry to explain aspects of the natural world and how chemistry is used in society
  • To gain practical skills in handling substances and manipulating equipment safely.

Content:
Oxidation and Reduction Reactions, Organic Chemistry, Atomic structure, Bonding and, Thermochemical Principles, Equilibrium in Aqueous Solutions.

Future Areas of interest and study:
Tertiary courses with study leading to a scientifically related field such as medical or health sciences, pharmacy, veterinary science, physiotherapy, food technology, etc.


Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$20 for Education Perfect, strongly recommended for learning enhancement.


Recommended Prior Learning Achievement in three Level 2 chemistry standards, two of which must be external standards, a Year 12 Mathematics course.
Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91388 v2 Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
3
I
3
*
A.S. 91390 v2 Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91392 v2 Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
3
E
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91393 v2 Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

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